Effectiveness of postexposure vaccination for the prevention of smallpox: results of a delphi analysis.

@article{Massoudi2003EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of postexposure vaccination for the prevention of smallpox: results of a delphi analysis.},
  author={Mehran S. Massoudi and Lawrence E. Barker and Benjamin E. Schwartz},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={188 7},
  pages={
          973-6
        }
}
We estimated the effectiveness of postexposure smallpox vaccination in preventing or modifying disease in naive and previously vaccinated adults, using the formal Delphi technique. For persons not previously vaccinated, the median effectiveness in preventing disease with vaccination at 0-6 h, 6-24 h, and 1-3 days after exposure was estimated as 93%, 90%, and 80%, respectively, and effectiveness in modifying disease among those who develop illness was estimated as 80%, 80%, and 75%, respectively… CONTINUE READING

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